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Nottinghamshire Freemasons Prostate Cancer Screening Campaign

On Saturday 23rd March, the latest Prostate Cancer Screening session took place at the Masonic Hall in West Bridgford.

The Medical team led by Miss Jyoti Shah, arrived Friday evening at 6pm to set up the clinic in the masonic hall, in readiness for a 7.30 am start on Saturday.

They were accommodated overnight and enjoyed dinner at The Beeches Hotel, Wilford Lane, Nottingham

The Team consisted of

  • Miss Jyoti Shah. MBE.  BSc (Hons). MD MS DHMSA  PG CertMedEd FRCS (UrolPHF.  Macmillan Consultant Urological Surgeon Northwest Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Cliff     (Nurse)

  • Lauren (Nurse)

  • Kathleen(Nurse)

  • Mr Paresh Solanki (Admin)


First thing Saturday morning, the team enjoyed a bacon and sausage cob for an early breakfast at the Masonic Hall.

Refreshments were provided all day for patients and their family guests

The screening session commenced at 7.45 am. 

Upon arrival the patients and their accompanying guests were welcomed, booked in and the screening process was explained.

The patients blood samples were transported by the Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes to Sherwood Forest Hospitals (Kings Mill) for PSA testing and the results were communicated  by the Laboratory staff directly to Miss Shah within 24 hours.

The team enjoyed a buffet lunch at 1pm and then the screening continued until 5pm.

The total number of screening examinations was 58


The Masonic team consisted of

  • W Bro. Urban Burrows, W Bro. Roger Pegg & W Bro. Bob Patchett

  • Mrs Marlene Burrows, Mrs Pam Patchett and Mrs Sue Pegg were also in attendance to assist.

Also attending

  • RW Bro. P G Marshall (Head of Freemasonry in Nottinghamshire)

  • W Bro. P. Freeman (Provincial Grand Almoner)

  • W Bro. P. Webster (Assistant Provincial Grand Almoner)


By Sunday afternoon Miss Shah had already been in contact with some patients, with their results The remaining results to be reported by Monday.

We continue to be indebted to Miss Shah and her team, for the screening process, and to Kathleen Millard and Ellie Samways at Kings Mill Laboratory, for processing the PSA blood testing.

We also extend our thanks to the members of the Nottinghamshire Bloodbikes team.


Our screening campaign remains very successful and is a life saving venture and in order for our it to continue, we need to raise further funds, so please any donation that you could make will be thankfully received and faithfully applied.


W Bro. Urban Burrows PAGDC

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